Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

Hatfield Forest is open for vehicle entry 9am - 4pm daily without the need to pre-book parking. Please do not park on verges, local roads or where parking restrictions are in place.

Ancient royal hunting forest

Hatfield Forest

What's on

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Hatfield Forest

Things to see and do

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

The boardwalk snaking through the trees at Hatfield Forest, in the autumn

Volunteer Rangers needed, Wednesdays only 

Do you fancy helping the Ranger team with practical outdoor tasks across the property, to help keep the countryside in great condition, one day a week, on Wednesdays? If so, we would love to hear from you

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Children creating art from leaves, twigs and bark

Learning at Hatfield Forest

Unfortunately we are not able to offer led school visits in 2021. We are currently working on downloadable resources which you will be able to use at your school or on a self-led visit to Hatfield Forest. If you would like to book a self-led visit, please email Niamh.carton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Children enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex

Hatfield Forest Explorer Groups

We have had to suspend our monthly Explorer groups for the time being.